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Wallan and Seymour dominate in Country Basketball League

IT was another successful weekend for Wallan Panthers and Seymour Blasters in the Country Basketball League competitions, with wins across the board. In the women’s north-east conference, Wallan stayed undefeated with a massive 91-55 win...

Local junior basketballers selected for state competition

THREE of the area’s junior basketballers have been selected to represent Victoria Country in the upcoming Kumon Country-Metro Challenge after performing well at recent tryouts and camps. Two of the basketballers selected are Whittlesea under 14...

Country Basketball League: Seymour blasts Mansfield

By Colin MacGillivray SEYMOUR Blasters men’s coach Craig Hockley believes his side has scope for improvement despite a convincing win against competition newcomer Mansfield in round two of the Country Basketball League. The Blasters defeated the...

Whittlesea basketballers picked for Gold Nugget Camp

THREE young athletes from the Whittlesea Junior Basketball Association have been selected to attend the upcoming 2021 Gold Nugget Camp, aimed at helping young basketballers achieve their biggest aspirations in the sport. Held at Bendigo...

Whittlesea teenager heads to US on basketball scholarship

WHITTLESEA teenager Riley Parkinson is excited for the experience of a lifetime in August next year as he prepares to move to the United States on a college basketball scholarship. Parkinson was this year offered...

Wallan Panthers, Mitchell Rangers hope for Olympic boost

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire sporting groups are hoping the success of Australia at the Tokyo Olympics will translate into a surge in young people taking up sports at a grassroots level. Australia enjoyed its equal...

Wallan Panthers: Sharif Black starring on and off court

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown has brought the Big V basketball season to another halt, Wallan Panthers star USA import Sharif Black is continuing to give the community plenty of reasons to...

66 sports clubs across north central region receive COVID-cancellation grant

A total of 66 sporting clubs and community groups across the region have received financial support to recover from the financial hit that occurred due to recent COVID-19 restrictions. The State Government’s Sporting Club Grants...

Big V Basketball results: Wallan wallops opponents

WALLAN Panthers relished a return to Big V basketball action at the weekend with wins across the board. Big V competition had been on hold since late May in line with the State Government’s COVID-19...

COVID chaos for local sport as matches abandoned

By Colin MacGillivray RIDDELL District Football Netball League clubs are still waiting to learn whether round eight matches that were called off due to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown will be rescheduled or abandoned. League general manager Jordan...